Sallee Peterson was born in Columbus, Ohio at the Ohio State University hospital. At six years old, her family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she grew up. She has traveled extensively and lived in England and on both the west and east coasts of the U.S. Sallee has always been drawn to the arts, writing and oil painting since she was a young child. After a long business career in high tech, she turned back to the arts, painting landscapes and writing. Sallee especially likes a good mystery and loves to get pulled into a mystery series so she can really "get to know" the characters.Sallee lives with her husband in Silicon Valley and enjoys spending time with her son, daughter,… granddaughter and her sisters and brother. When not writing, Sallee is golfing, gardening, cooking (and eating), and doing her part to keep the economy strong by helping the retail industry thrive.